Eagles Welcome Back Two Starters For Cowboys Game On Sunday Night
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for reinforcements after their crushing loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. After adding Linebacker Shaq Leonard this week, the Eagles are traveling to Dallas for Sunday Night Football with some important players returning to the field.
This Sunday, the Eagles appear to be the healthiest they have been in months with zero players ruled out for the matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Philadelphia welcomes back starting Tight End Dallas Goedert and Linebacker Zach Cunningham while Cornerback Darius "Big Play" Slay returned to practice on Friday after not participating the previous two days.
After suffering a Fractured Bone in his forearm in the Eagles' first game against the Cowboys in Philadelphia, Tight End Dallas Goedert returns to a Philadelphia offense that averaged 25.6 Points Per Game without him this season. The nine games with Dallas Goedert, the Eagles' Offense has produced 28 Points Per Game and his return will open up Philadelphia's offense.
The return of Linebacker Zach Cunningham was great news for an Eagles Defense that got shredded by the 49ers offense in NFL Week 13. Without Cunningham, the Philadelphia Defense allowed 212 Yards After the Catch and according to Pro Football Focus, 151 YAC were the fault of Nicholas Morrow. With the return of Cunningham and the addition of Shaq Leonard, the Eagles Defense should be less vulnerable over the middle this Sunday Night.
More good news is Starting Cornerback Darius "Big Play" Slay is good to play on Sunday Night Football after not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Slay will be one of the Eagles Defensive Backs asked to slow down a Cowboys Offense that has scored 40 points or more in three of their last four games.
Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys, their Injury Report has no starting players listed as Questionable and none have been ruled out. All-Pro Guard Zack Martin did not practice on Thursday for what the team called "Rest". Also, Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy returned to the team facility on Friday after missing part of the week due to emergency Appendix Surgery.
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